The latest Somerset Chamber Young Professionals event, held on 10th September 2015, was attended by Eleanor Bulmer, trainee solicitor, and Benjamin Pitman, paralegal. Entitled ‘Success in the Face of Adversity’, delegates were given an overview of the underpinning principals of running a not-for-profit organisation: ‘The Three Es: Economy, Efficiency and Effectiveness’, was expertly presented by […]
The staff of Stokes Partners LLP demonstrated their baking prowess on 25 September 2015, when the firm took part in The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Staff also “dressed down”. It was a bad day for staff waistlines, but a great day of fundraising. The event raised £126.78.
Partner Sarah Warren, who is also an active member of Crewkerne Running Club, presented a cheque for £1500 to Ruth Morgan of St Margarets Hospice last week. The funds were raised at the Crewkerne 10K run held in June by Crewkerne Running Club which is sponsored by Stokes Partners LLP.
The changes to inheritance tax will mean family members will be able to inherit as much as £1 million from 2020 without paying 40 per cent inheritance tax – so long as the estate goes to children or grandchildren (which also includes stepchildren, adopted and foster children), and includes a family home worth between £650,000 […]
Stokes Partners LLP sponsored the Charity Polo Open Day at Vaux Park Polo Club on Sunday 26 July, which was held to raise funds for the Help for Heroes charity. Unfortunately the British weather was not on our side and rain prevented play on the usual grass pitch. However, following lunch in the marquee, we […]
Stokes Partners LLP is delighted to announce the qualification of Rachel Perry-Masterman as a graduate member of CILEX. Rachel joined the firm 11 years ago and has been a valued member of the litigation team and more recently the firm’s property team. Rachel commenced her Diploma in Law and Practice course in 2008 which has required her […]
Averaging for Self Employed Farmers and Market Gardeners is being Extended Self Employed Farmers and Market Gardeners with incomes that vary from year to year will be able to make use of the extended averaging provisions from April 2016. This will allow profits for income tax purposes to be averaged over five years to help […]
Stokes Partners LLP held their annual cricket match at North Perrott Cricket Club on 19 June 2015. Teams comprising staff and fellow professionals were led by Brendan Pang (Pang’s Panthers), Craig Oliver (Somerset Rays) and Phil Spurway (Spurway Storm.) With the sun beating down, Pang’s Panthers batted first and scored 84. Second into bat came Somerset Rays scoring an […]
On 6 June 2015, Karen Pang, our Compliance Solicitor and a group of her friends undertook a 12 mile sponsored walk around the stones marking the boundary of the old Hamdon parish. Karen says ”One of our group has, fingers crossed, been successfully treated for cancer, but we have lost 2 friends to cancer in […]
In the second of his series of articles, Craig Oliver, Company and Commercial Solicitor to Stokes Partners LLP, continues his look at the typical business structures that are open to a Practice to adopt, and a more detailed look at what it means to start out as a partnership or as a limited liability partnership. […]